20 days old

Senior Navigation Systems/Signal Processing Engineer

Bedford, MA

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

Be part of a high-impact national Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) FFRDC team.  MITRE has developed a national PNT strategy & is executing on it.  Career opportunities exist at all levels to define the future of PNT and address the nations most critical navigation and timing needs.  Come build this critical infrastructure a future resilient PNT enterprise that is integrated, comprehensive, forward looking.  We need your innovation to solve the most challenging problems in PNT.

You will work as part of a nationally recognized team of experts and multi-disciplinary engineers in developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art PNT techniques and technologies (includes PNT resilience, PNT situational awareness, and counter-PNT). Candidates would make the following contributions:

  • postulate, develop, implement, and evaluate state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for multi-sensor navigation systems (Satnav, inertial, clocks, alternative navigation technologies, etc.)
  • develop next generation Satnav signals
  • develop modernized navigation tools
  • define and develop open software architectures
  • analyze PNT equipment vulnerabilities to threats
  • develop anti-jam, robust, resilient techniques and applications
  • advance receiver technology (MITRE built 1st M-Code receiver)
  • develop and assess alternate PNT techniques to create assured PNT infrastructure
  • mature advanced concepts to high technology readiness.

To do this, the successful candidate will:

  • apply electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering disciplines to a diverse set of challenges
  • demonstrate an exceptionally clear thought process and coherent decision-making skills
  • adapt and expand skillset to solve diverse problems
  • remain focused on high impact technical contributions
  • learn quickly on the job
  • influence defense and intelligence community sponsors and other contractors
  • lead small technical teams.

The candidate shall have core skills in:

  • digital signal processing
  • wireless communications
  • probability theory & stochastic processes
  • estimation & detection theory
  • antenna design & propagation theory
  • orbital mechanics
  • linear systems theory
  • non-linear system theory
  • state-space modeling
  • software development, debugging, and support

The candidate shall have academic or professional experience in the following domains:

  • satellite navigation systems (Global Positioning Systems, Galileo, GLONASS, etc.)
  • satnav receiver design and algorithm implementation
  • Kalman filter implementation, tuning, and augmentation
  • inertial measurement unit design, inertial sensor error modeling
  • navigation in rotating reference frames
  • image and video processing
  • formal large-scale systems engineering
  • field testing and laboratory testing
  • data parsing, reduction, analysis, and visualization
  • Matlab, Python, or equivalent mathematical computation, modeling, and simulation tools

Minimum Education/Experience:

BS in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science and 1-5 years of related experience

Preferred Education 

MS or PhD in same disciplines




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